A father-of-three has hit out at Tesco after a Muslim shop assistant refused to sell him a bottle of wine due to her ‘religious beliefs’.
Lee Saunders was trying to buy the rosé wine at a superstore in Feltham, Middlesex, when he was told to go to a different till by the worker, who was aged in her 20s and wearing a headscarf.
He was eventually served by a duty manager but criticised the supermarket giant for putting a member of staff in that position.
…. A Tesco spokesperson apologised for the incident and said staff did all they could to resolve the situation.
The spokesman said: ‘We take a pragmatic approach if a colleague raises concerns about a job they have been asked to do. We apologise to our customer for any inconvenience caused on this occasion.’
The store confirmed the member of staff worked on a kiosk where alcohol is ‘generally not purchased’ and would request another colleague’s help if the situation arose again in the future. [1879 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 15043 votes] Your religion is a private matter and should be kept out of schools, colleges, university, work and any municipal buildings.
[2ND 11449] Ridiculous, she should be sacked.
[3RD 10838] Why is she on the tills if she can’t process sales of alcohol? I assume she also can’t process Lottery Tickets and pork so I’d question if this was the right career choice for her?
[4TH 7895] Her religion is her business but if she can’t do the job ,then fire her .Full stop
[5TH 7081] Don’t go to another till, stand there until someone else comes to serve you . Let the queue build up behind you. This whole country is becoming a joke it will be a non alcohol country in the not too distant future. [Daily Mail] Read more